Film, Video Panorama of Galveston power house Ruins of the Galveston power house
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- Panorama of Galveston power house
- Other Title
- Ruins of the Galveston power house
- From Edison films catalog: This building and machinery supplied the electric power and electric light for the entire city of Galveston, including the car system. The building, which is of solid masonry, is a complete wreck, and together with the twisted iron work of the machinery, shows the tremendous power of the cyclone. 50 feet. $7.50.
- Part of The Galveston Cyclone series (Edison films catalog): At the first news of the disaster by cyclone and tidal wave that devastated Galveston on Saturday, Sept. 8th, 1900, we equipped a party of photographers and sent them by special train to the scene of the ruins. Arriving at the scene of desolation shortly after the storm had swept over that city, our party succeeded, at the risk of life and limb, in taking about a thousand feet of moving pictures. In spite of the fact that Galveston was under martial law and that the photographers were shot down at sight by the excited police guards, a very wide range of subject has been secured. The series, taken as a whole, will give the entire world a definite idea of the terrible disaster, unequaled since the Johnstown flood of 1889. The following pictures are all copyrighted and fully protected by law. They are made from the original negatives taken at a great expense, and expressed to us immediately after they were taken. We will prosecute anyone who copies or uses copies of these films. These films are now drawing immense crowds at Eden Musee and Proctor's vaudeville houses in New York City. Procure these films and increase the receipts of your exhibitions. This great disaster which has startled the entire world, has made an indelible impression on the minds of the public, and everyone will be interested in seeing authentic moving pictures of a representative American city almost entirely wiped out by the combined power of water and wind. The films we list below are genuine, and ours are positively the only animated picture films secured while the city of Galveston was in a state of chaos.
- Contributor Names
- Smith, Albert E., production, camera.
- Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
- Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
- Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
- Subject Headings
- - Natural disasters--Texas--Galveston
- - Electric power systems--Natural disaster effects--Texas--Galveston
- - Buildings--Natural disaster effects--Texas--Galveston
- - Electric power-plants--Texas--Galveston
- - Hurricanes--Texas--Galveston
- - Floods--Texas--Galveston
- - Flood damage--Texas--Galveston
- - Galveston (Tex.)--History--20th century
- Actualities (Motion pictures)
- - D18563 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1900; D18563.
- - Camera, Albert E. Smith.
- - Duration: 0:44 at 16 fps.
- - Filmed ca. September 11-19, 1900, in Galveston, Texas.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 636; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 14-15 [MI].
- ref print. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- FEB 9449 (ref print)
- LC 826 (paper pos)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- Library of Congress Control Number
- Online Format
- LCCN Permalink
- Library of Congress Online Catalog
- Additional Metadata Formats
- MARCXML Record
- MODS Record
- Dublin Core Record
ContributorsPaper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Smith, Albert E.
Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward)
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
Actualities (Motion Pictures)
Electric Power Systems
Natural Disaster Effects
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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. Panorama of Galveston power house. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1900. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694267/. (Accessed December 11, 2016.)
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